Getting Away Scot-Free?
Pensions Cloud Picture of Scottish Independence
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  • Corlyss

    One wonders how much of this kind of analysis is getting thru to voters so gobsmacked with the ancestral dream of freedom from their ancient enemy the English.

    • Andrew Allison

      At no time during the past six years has there been a majority in favor of independence (http://whatscotlandthinks.org/questions/if-held-tomorrow-how-would-you-vote-in-a-scottish-independence-referendum#line). The Scots are smarter than you give them credit for [disclosure: I’m the son of one].

      • Corlyss

        I didn’t make any comments regarding either the numbers supporting independence, nor did I make any assertions regarding their intelligence. There are obviously some who support the idea or there wouldn’t be a referendum on the issue.

        • Andrew Allison

          I was simply illustrating that a majority of the population remains ungobsmacked ;<)}
          p.s. I have a new word for you: Obamination.

          • Corlyss

            Thanks, but the word is not new in the lexicon nor is it new to me. It made early appearances in discussions of the likely effects of Obama’s stimulus proposal in Feb 2009.

          • Andrew Allison

            My apologies. Never having seen it before, I thought I’d invented it. At least reprehensatives was new.

  • Curious Mayhem

    Like Quebec and Puerto Rico, there’s no way Scotland can survive as an independent country.

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